Ski Colorado

科州的滑雪季节开始了,  看看这个雪季可以滑多少呢.

10/18/08, A-Basin, Ski
关注很久的A-Basin日前登场,期待了n年的科州滑雪梦想终于可以实现. 周六早上5:45起床,6:00造饭,6:30出发. 在8:00赶到A-basin, 顺利进入前三排车位. 8:30 Lift开始上人,跟着大家呼啦啦的挤入第一梯队.

前几天一直犹豫这科州第一滑是上ski还是snowboard. 想想ski的装备都是新品,需要break in, 就顺手拿上了. 在A-basin的头三趟,主要进行warm up和装备调整. 后来逐渐进入状态,直到被ski patrol警告. 虽然是周末,但并没有想象中拥挤.雪况也不错,下午的时候有比较大的雪块. 不过这样的情况在东部已经可以算中上的雪况了. 由于只有一条道, 还不能体验到科州滑雪特有的乐趣.

唯一让我惊讶的是,在科州大家坐lift都不把后面的bar给降下来的,很大的安全隐患阿.这要是在东部,那就一次是警告,多次就踢人了.

10/25/08, A-Basin, Ski
今天很多朋友们一起滑雪阿. 雪况一般,所以还是继续ski. 今天A-Basin开了第二条雪道.

11/02/08, A-Basin, Ski
Warm day. Ski together with doudou.

11/07/08, Keystone, Snowboard
Keystone开业第一滑. 由于是开业第一天, 新安装的river run gondola运行很不稳定,经常死机.从山脚到山顶居然要停3次之多.有一次在mid station等了近一刻种,就是不动. 当开动的钟声响起,大家高呼"It’s lunch time".

今天首次在科州snowboard,好久不练,发现叉腰肌不行了. 目前binding的角度比较保守,下次要调的大一些. Keystone的雪是很不错的. Natural staff over man-made snow. 晚上回来又开始下雪,明天去的同学可以高兴了

Wenzi 同学很勇敢的从spring dipper滑下1/4,表现优秀.

11/08/08, Keystone, Snowboard
考虑Breckenridge vs. Keystone, 大家多数决定去Keystone. 晚上在美白家火锅并观赏滑雪录像.

11/15/08, Breckenridge, Snowboard
今天练习Fakie (就是goofy的姿势拉). 不容易阿, 不过总算可以滑下来. Breckenridge的雪比较差.

11/22/08, Keystone, Ski
11/23/08, Keystone, Snowboard
连续2天奋战Keystone. Fakie有一定提高,速度可以上来了.还要继续加强练习,提高稳定性和控制精度.

11/27/08, Keystone, Ski
11/28/08, Keystone, Snowboard
11/29/08, Breckenridge, Snowboard
11/30/08, Keystone, Snowboard
Some thoughts on this season’s objective
1. Snowboard fakie, comfortable on blue run.
2. Snowboard regular, try the bowls, improve speed and power for both edges,
    try some freestyle tricks (FS 180, jump, be careful with FS 360)
3. Ski, try the bowls. Prepare for mogul technique (train for stance and short radius turn on groomers.)

12/06/08, Breckenridge (Keystone at night), Snowboard
12/07/08, Keystone, Snowboard
Fakie提高显著,可以自如的在蓝道滑行了.  Jumping有一些感觉了.
以后regular要提高速度, switch要加强动作流畅性.
第一次Explore科州的雪场一定要滑ski.这边雪场的山头太多, catwalk太长. Snowboard找路太痛苦.

12/20/08, Vail, Snowboard
12/21/08, Keystone, Snowboard
The first trip to Vail is a disaster, chilly wind with very poor visibility. The most horrible ski experience ever.
The trip to Keystone is the greatest ski experience ever, nice snow and warm weather. Tried ollie,  indy jumps and FS.

12/23/08, Keystone, Snowboard
Practice tail press, tail grab. Feel a little bit of ollie.

12/25/08, Breckenridge, Snowboard
12/26/08, Keystone, Snowboard
Ollie improved, but at limited speed and height. I can do a semi indy with a small ollie.
Need to try fakie side ollie, or Nollie.

12/27/08, Keystone, Ski
12/28/08, Keystone, Ski
Still a long way to go for practically successful short radius turn. Even a much longer way for serious moguls.
+U. Keep moving.

01/01/09, Keystone, Ski
01/04/09, Breckenridge, Ski
Stack and tight stance improved. Shin pressure, stand tall, hips forward.
Hiked up to Peak 9’s back bowl. Fresh power, cool.

01/10/09, Keystone, Snowboard
01/11/09, Breckenridge, Snowboard
Switch is really strong now. I even naturally start with my switch position without thinking I’m actually regular.
Practice wheelie, butter, tail grab, ollie. Some progress. Need more training.
My fakie side wheelie feels stronger and more stable than regular side.

01/17/09, Vail, Ski
01/18/09, Vail, Ski
Vail is really a ski resort with lots of great terrain, snow and bowls. However, the design and service suck at Vail, unfriendly public transportation, unconvenient lifts layout and low standard service. Vail sucks and wastes the great snow there.
Did lots of ski pop and jump. Very fun, feel stable in the air at high speed.

01/24/09, Breckenridge, Ski
Lots of fun in the park at Peak 9. Jumping for the bumpers at the park gets higher, faster and stable. Still can’t put a grab on the ski, neither mute nor safety.
Also tried  ski switch. More practice is necessary. Maybe I should get a pair of freestyle skis.
Happy spring festival. A big party on 25th, but no ski on that day.

01/31/09, Vail, Ski
02/01/09, Eldora, Ski
一切又回到了Bristol, 想起了以前晚上十点滑完Bristol的夜场,山上那壮丽的灯光和山下旖旎的车队.Eldora之于Boulder就像Bristol之于Rochester, 梦想开始的地方.
对于Vail, 让我们大声的说Vail Sucks.

02/07/09, Breckenridge, Snowboard
02/08/09, Breckenridge, Snowboard
Got FS/BS 180 out on both regular/switch sides. The key point — do it on the edge. FS on heel side edge, BS on toe side edge. Wheelie and Ollie are also improved.

02/14/09, Eldora, Snowboard
Ollie需要改进. 前脚提板的同时后脚狠狠踩板,感觉弹性. 今天试了+/- 0, wide stance,练习ollie, wheelie不错.
+/- 12, mid stance比较适合cruise.

02/21/09, Eldora, Snowboard
02/22/09, Eldora, Snowboard
第一次从家门口乘坐公共汽车,直接到滑雪场的lift下面. 从Boulder到Eldora真是方便阿, 可以在家换好鞋子上车. 不必早起,绝无堵车.

02/28/09, Eldora, Ski
03/01/09, Vail, Ski
这两天ski有不少心得和提高. 在Eldora对switch有了感觉, 转弯的时候要把整个肩膀扭过去,而不仅仅是头部. 重心向山上压,腿放松,顺其自然的转过来. 360/180 可以轻松作出, pop也更加strong, and can barely put a grab on the ski. Ski switch还要多加练习. 最好能有freestyle的ski.
这次去Vail是最完美的一次,做了第一趟lift, 冲了第一个groomer, 滑了从没有人迹的powder, 进了树林,跳了包,还找到了最近最方便的免费停车场. 更重要的是,体验到了mogul的初级乐趣. 在Stack的姿势方面, stand tall, shin pressure就不说了. 今天意识到hips forward的关键在于腰部,用力方式和仰泳几乎一样. 目前可以比较流畅的滑初级简单mogul, 这方面以后要重点加强练习.

03/07/09, Eldora, Snowboard
03/08/09, Vail, Ski
Vail just sucks, for ever.

03/28/09, Vail, Ski

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